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Emilie: Wick Harbour Entrance, North Sea

Schooner (19th Century)

Site Name Emilie: Wick Harbour Entrance, North Sea

Classification Schooner (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) 'Under The Lee Of The Breakwater'; Wick Bay

Canmore ID 262639

Site Number ND35SE 8077

NGR ND 368 509

NGR Description ND c. 368 509

Datum Datum not recorded


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

ND35SE 8077 c. 368 509

N58 26.5 W3 5

NLO: Wick Bay [name centred ND 376 506]

Wick [name: ND 362 508].

Wick, 31st Jan., 5.27 p.m., the EMILIE (schr.), Petersen, of and from Mandal, for this port, with barrel staves, has brought up under the lee of the breakwater: wind SSE, heavy sea: vessel riding well: had lost a man on the passage.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,342, London, Saturday February 1 1873.

Wick, 3rd Feb., 11.30 a.m., the EMILIE, Petersen, from Mandal to this port, reported, 31st Jan., as brought up under the breakwater, came ashore this morning: engaged stripping vessel, which will become a wreck: materials and cargo may be saved: crew saved.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,344, London, Tuesday February 4 1873.

Wick, 8th Feb., the EMILIE, Pedersen, from Mandal, which was stranded here, 3rd Feb., has been brought into harbour, waterlogged.

Source: Shipping Intelligence, LL, No. 18,350, London, Tuesday February 11 [1873].

NMRS, MS/829/69 (no. 3936).

The location assigned to this record is essentially tentative. Wick Harbour (ND35SE 66.00) is centred at ND 36820 50670.

The cited location of stranding ('under the lee of the breakwater') suggests that this vessel was wrecked at or near the harbour entrance, rather than within the harbour itself.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998), possibly suggesting that she was successfully recovered.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 11 August 2004.


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